Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-280-0694
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a house fire at approximately 12:35 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2007, at 13513 Portage Place in the Centreville area of Fairfax County.
Firefighters reported fire in an attached garage of a single-family dwelling. Firefighters brought the fire under control in approximately three hours.
Five occupants of the house, two adults and three children, have been displaced.
There were no reported injuries to firefighters or citizens.
Fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire to be accidental. The fire resulted when a spark from a grinding operation made contact with a container of explosive material.
Fairfax County Fire Investigators, Hazardous Material Investigators, the Hazardous Material Team, Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are currently investigating this incident.
Damage to the home is estimated at $250,000.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Lieutenant Raúl G. Castillo, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.